Friday, December 21, 2012

Google Doodle: Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th Birthday

Google's Doodle for today is celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th Birthday. Srinivasa was an famed Indian mathematician known for his extraordinary contribution to mathematical analysis. He was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India. Despite not having any training in formal mathematics made enormous contributions to the field. The Prime Minister if India Manmohan Singh announced 2012 to be the National Mathematical Year to celebrate Srinivasa Ramanujan's birthday. He did not live very long and died at the age of 32 - contributing immensely to mathematics during his brief stay on this planet.

Google Doodle: Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th BirthdayThe government of India has also made Dec 22 National Mathematics day to commemorate his life and contribution to math. There is also currently a film being made about his life on his life and his amazing formulas. It is only fitting the Google is honoring this genius with a Doodle. In the doodle you see a small child scribbling mathematical formula on the ground which seems to depict Srinivasa Ramanujan who began his formal introduction to mathematics at the age of 10.

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